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New York Times, Sunday, February 24, 1946

Author:
Alberta N. Burton
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 649 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 165, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 65
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© 1946, The New York TimesNo. 211
Across
1. Natural abode of fauna and flora. : HABITAT
8. Dodecanese island near Rhodes. : SIMI
12. Topers. : SOTS
16. Granite city in Vermont. : BARRE
21. Naval base, northern tip of Honshu. : OMINATO
22. Ring which condenses lamp flame. : CRIC
23. Kruman of Liberia. : KROO
24. Moldings. : OGEES
25. Vishinsky's adviser. : MOLOTOV
26. Reserve. : RETICENCE
28. ___ Kringle. : KRISS
29. Thin, soft muslin. : MULL
30. Solitary bees which build mud and sand nests. : MASONS
32. U. S. territory. : ALASKA
34. County, NW North Carolina. : ASHE
35. Connected with: Suffix. : ARY
36. Halo. : CIRCLE
37. Weddings. : NUPTIALS
39. Transgression. : SIN
40. Gregarious. : SOCIAL
41. Public carrier. : BUS
42. Transport. : ENRAPTURE
44. Limit. : RESTRICT
47. Archery targets. : BUTTS
49. Scoffers. : SNEERERS
50. Lie. : UNTRUTH
51. Splitting. : FISSION
53. King Haakon's capital. : OSLO
54. Domain of a nobleman. : BARONY
55. Priam was king here. : TROY
56. Clumsy shoe. : CLOG
58. Hawaiian farewells. : ALOHAS
62. Correct. : EMEND
63. Azerbaijan is here. : IRAN
64. Entanglements. : SNARLS
66. Chastise. : SPANK
67. Giant tropical lizards. : IGUANAS
69. Mikhailovitch guerrillas. : CHETNIKS
71. Fruit of the blackthorn. : SLOE
72. Substance from a scale insect. : LAC
74. South of France. : MIDI
75. She sank, or helped sink, six Jap ships in 27 minutes. : BOISE
76. Burmese knives. : DAMS
78. Chinese Communist leader. : MAO
79. Famous newspaper publisher (1858–1935). : OCHS
81. Interim President of Brazil. : LINHARES
83. Order of marine mammals. : CETACEA
85. Stupid people. : SHEEP
87. God of the winds. : AEOLUS
88. Honshu Naval Base. : KURE
89. Sunk fences. : HAHAS
92. Levantine inns. : SERAIS
94. Corrodes. : EATS
95. Weights of India. : SERS
96. Mignonette. : RESEDA
97. Author of "Book of Nonsense." : LEAR
99. ___ Saunders, Franklin's pseudonym. : RICHARD
101. Of a league. : FEDERAL
102. Brine shrimps. : ARTEMIAS
106. Landmark. : CAIRN
107. Impregnating to the full. : SATURANT
108. Methods of treating diseases. : THERAPIES
110. Scatter. : TED
111. Mushrooms. : MORELS
112. Thrice: L. : TER
113. Labrador Indians. : NASCAPIS
115. Hairy. : PILINE
116. Pronoun. : SHE
119. Hostelries. : INNS
121. Illinois city founded by Mormons. : NAUVOO
122. Potential. : LATENT
123. Greek letters. : RHOS
124. English gold coins issued by Edward IV. : RIALS
126. Silly. : BRAINLESS
128. Most unctuous. : OILIEST
130. Bar: Law. : ESTOP
131. Garlands. : LEIS
132. Pearl Harbor is here. : OAHU
133. Well groomed. : SOIGNEE
134. Balkis, Queen of ___. : SHEBA
135. Buffalo's lake. : ERIE
136. Siam. : THAI
137. Navy officers. : ENSIGNS
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1. He ordered the Bataan death march. : HOMMA
2. Love: Fr. : AMOUR
3. Club. : BILLY
4. Chemistry suffix. : INOL
5. Gunnycloth. : TAT
6. Chemical valence. : ATOMICITY
7. Comrade. : TOVARICH
8. Roll of parchment. : SCROLL
9. Miss Dunne. : IRENE
10. Gloves. : MITS
11. Here: Fr. : ICI
12. Strip of steel for making tubes. : SKELP
13. Decorated. : ORNATE
14. Warning signals. : TOCSINS
15. Indonesian nationalist leader in Java. : SOEKARNO
16. Noted editor (1863–1930). : BOK
17. The Taj Mahal is here. : AGRA
18. Put out a new edition. : REISSUE
19. Gather again. : RESHIRR
20. Hebrew ascetics. : ESSENES
27. Sarcasm. : CAUSTICNESS
31. Get out. : SCAT
33. Ancient city of Sicily. : ALAESA
36. Sapphires and rubies. : CORUNDUM
37. Gen McAuliffe's classic reply. : NUTS
38. Enchantments. : SPELLS
40. General appointed head of U. S. Military Intelligence, June, 1942. : STRONG
41. Occupied. : BUSY
43. Soldiers, collectively. : TROOPS
44. Hillbilly. : RUBE
45. Grant of land: Hindu law. : ENAM
46. Nazi war criminal. : STREICHER
47. Physiological individual. : BION
48. Change to a sol: Chem. : SOLATE
51. Italian friars. : FRAS
52. Teuton demigoddess. : NORN
55. Boot. : TRAINEE
57. Air transport auxiliaries. : GLIDERS
59. Largest of the Moluccas. : HALMAHERA
60. Celebes wild ox. : ANOA
61. Fisherman's hut: Shetland Is. : SKEO
63. One terminus of Stilwell Road is here. : INDIA
64. Flings. : SHIES
65. Ray. : SKATE
68. Trouble. : AIL
69. Glitter. : CORUSCATION
70. Tibetan sheep. : SMA
72. Deprivation. : LOSS
73. Pain. : ACHE
75. Sea of Sweden. : BALTIC
77. Formal list. : SCHEDULE
80. Hunting ship. : SEALER
82. Gray. : HOAR
83. Coagulated milk. : CURD
84. Relievers. : EASERS
86. Simple Simon's vis-a-vis. : PIEMAN
88. Composer of "Show Boat." : KERN
90. Muezzin's call to prayer: Var. : ADAN
91. Symbol of hospitality. : SALT
93. Where Garapan is. : SAIPAN
95. Chalcedony. : SARD
96. Continuance in use. : RETENTION
98. Capable of being lifted. : RAISABLE
100. Hastens. : HIES
101. Mealy. : FARINOSE
102. Dresses. : ATTIRES
103. Of a German region. : RHENISH
104. Dutch island E of Celebes. : TERNATE
105. Fastener. : SECURER
107. Flatfish. : SOLE
109. Largest of the Samoa Islands. : SAVAII
111. Japanese heavy industry. : MITSUI
114. Balance. : POISE
115. Turkish title. : PASHA
116. Province in China. : SHENG
117. Stockings: Archaic. : HOSEN
118. Colorado National Park. : ESTES
120. Offensive person: Slang. : SLOB
122. Daughter of Laban. : LEAH
123. Mountain between Lakes Lucerne and Zug. : RIGI
125. Belgian watering place. : SPA
127. Nephew of Abraham. : LOT
129. Lily of France. : LIS

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 47 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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